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the creator god
the preserving god
the destroying god
reincarnations, or decedents of a "god"
"action" refering to the simple principle that one's life is governed by one's own continuing behavior of practice. What one does governs what one will become
there will be rebirth followed by another death ect.
allows one to become engaged in ordinary life but not to be attached to the fruits of one's action
Release from the endless cycle
main characters of Bhagavad Gita
Arjuna, Lord Krishna
Four purposes of "human life"
Dharma (law, duty, custom) Artha (wealth, work, business) Kama (desire, pleasure) Moksha (release, salvation)
Four stages of life
Brahma Carin (student) Grihastha (householder) Vaha Prastha (forest dweller) Sannyasin (abandoning)
comes from Portugeese meaning breed, race, or kind, also social class
Names of Castes
Brahmins (priests) Kshatryas (warriors) Shudra (slaves)